Children's Literature & Literacies

Universidad de Glasgow
En Glasgow (Escocia)

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  • Master
  • Glasgow (Escocia)

The Masters in Children's Literature & Literacies is the only programme in Scotland dedicated to children's and young adult's literature as a primary resource and a field of academic study.

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G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Escocia
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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. English language If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.


  • You will develop a specialisation that is highly valued in professions such as education, library services and children's media.
  • You can balance your study commitments with a full-time role, and tailor research projects to provide the maximum relevance and benefit for your work.
  • The programme takes into account new developments in the production of texts for children using multimodal forms and digital technologies.
  • The programme gives you the opportunity to take a literary and critical stance to well-loved texts, as well as to contemporary authors whose texts push the boundaries of children's literature. You will also discuss recent theories of language and literacy development and consider how they can be supported by traditional and multimodal texts for children.
Programme overview
  • MEd: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
You will take five core courses, one optional course and produce a dissertation based on a specialised topic.

Core courses
  • Reframing language, literature and literacies for 21st century life
  • Texts for children: from the printing press to virtual reality
  • Introduction to educational and social research
  • Modern educational thought
  • Children's literature and literacies: critical enquiry
  • Professional enquiry.

Optional courses
  • Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language
  • Texts for children: visual and multimodal
  • Further options may be drawn from courses offered on the MEd in Educational Studies.

Career prospectsThe MEd is an excellent source of professional development if you're already working in education, library services and children's media, or are looking to move into these areas.
It also provides a excellent foundation for an academic career or further study within English and Scottish literature and other fields with a focus on children's literature and literacies.

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